Self-Care and General Health Organisations

NHS 24

NHS 24 Provides confidential health advice & Information for Scotland.
They work in partnership with local NHS Boards out-of-hours services to provide patients with health advice and help when GP practices are closed.

Telephone Number:111

NHS Inform

NHS inform is a national health information service providing a co-ordinated approach and a single source of quality assured health information for the public in Scotland.

Telephone Number:0800 22 44 88

When You’re Ill – Know Who to Turn to

When you are ill, it’s vital to know who to turn to for the right help. Choosing the right service ensures you receive the right treatment in the shortest possible time. To help you make the right decision, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has produced information on the range of healthcare services available to you in the area, how to access them and some examples of conditions most effectively treated by each type of service

ACT. Action Counters Terrorism

Is someone close becoming a stranger? It can be hard to know what to do if you are worried someone close is expressing extreme views or hatred, which could lead to them harming themselves or others. Working with other organisations, the police protect vulnerable people from being exploited by extremists through a Home Office programme called Prevent. Act early and tell us about your concerns in confidence. You won’t be wasting our time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.

Helpline Telephone Number:0800 011 3764


ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) is a service to help you find help and support close to you when you need it most.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice aim to provide the advice people need for the problems they face and improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives. They provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

Department of Health and Social Care

The aim of the Department of Health is to improve the health and well-being of people in England.
This site gives you the latest news and information about the Department and their work. It also offers easy access to the wide range of publications, policy and guidance.

Telephone Number:0207 210 4850

Easyhealth was made so that people know where to find ‘accessible’ health information. ‘Accessible’ information is information that uses easy words with pictures. There are over 500 leaflets on Easyhealth, made by many different organisations. You can print off nearly all the leaflets straight away.

Health and Social Care Partnership

Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP) deliver adult social care services and all community health services for adults and children in the Renfrewshire area.

Telephone Number:0141 618 7629
Email Address:[email protected]

NHS Scotland’s Service Directory

Through Scotland’s Service Directory you can find the names, addresses, opening times and service details for thousands of NHS services in Scotland.

Patient UK

Patient UK is a directory of UK health, disease and related websites.

Self-Care Forum

The Self Care Forum aims to further the reach of self care and embed it into everyday life. Self Care is the actions that individuals take for themselves, on behalf of and with others in order to develop, protect, maintain and improve their health, wellbeing or wellness. selfcare

Telephone Number:020 7421 9318

Self-Care Forum – FACTSHEETS

The Self Care Forum Factsheets for common ailments aim to help clinicians and patients discuss issues around self-care within the practice consultation and especially how to handle the symptoms in the future.

Telephone Number:020 7421 9318

Self Help UK

Self Help UK promotes, supports and encourages Self Help Groups, both locally in Nottinghamshire and nationwide
Self Help groups enable people to take better control of their circumstances or conditions, gain strength and support from others, and improve their self-care.

Telephone Number:0115 911 1662